A man suspected of murdering three homeless men in their sleep and bludgeoning four others had been deported over and over again before his Los Angeles killing spree…
An El Salvadorian man suspected of beating at least three people to death with a baseball bat in LA entered the country illegally and has been deported six times, it emerged on Tuesday.
Ramon Escobar, 47, was allowed to stay in the US after appealing his latest immigration conviction in 2016 and released under a supervision order.
He was arrested on Monday on suspicion of attacking seven people in LA with a baseball bat, three of whom died.
He’s also suspected in the disappearance of his aunt and uncle in Texas.
On Tuesday ICE revealed that he was first ordered out of the US in 1988 but it took until 1997 to deport him while he served a prison sentence for burglary.
He was subsequently deported five more times after entering the country illegally between 1997 and 2011.
Escobar spent five years in prison for robbery starting in the mid-1990 and has arrests for vehicle burglary, trespassing, failure to stop, public intoxication and two assaults, most recently in November 2017.
He was caught entering the US again but allowed to stay under a supervision order in 2016 after appealing, according to ICE.
Investigators believe Escobar began attacking the men at random on Sept. 8, shortly after he arrived in California from Houston following the disappearance of his uncle and aunt.
Detectives have seized a wooden baseball bat and bolt cutters that they believe were used to bludgeon men as they lay sleeping on the beach or on the street in Los Angeles and suburban Santa Monica, police said. All but one of the men was homeless.
Escobar could be charged Wednesday with murder and attempted murder in connection with a string of attacks. More